I’ve been having trouble watching YouTube videos on my iPhone 4 and my iPad. I have an Apple AirPort Extreme router and it’s the newest model with the most recent firmware. I was excited when the new firmware updates for the iPhone and iPad were released that were supposed to fix the YouTube problem. It didn’t fix my problem so I went looking elsewhere for a fix. Here’s some of the things people have tried that fixed it. What fixed it for me was turning off both the 802.11n and turning off my guest network on the router. Note: many people have commented about the 802.11n on the iPhone 4 but know this: the 802.11n on the AirPort Extreme runs at 5Mhz and the iPhone 4 runs at 2.4Mhz so they are not compatible. The iPad however does use the AirPort’s 5Mhz.
Try one or more of the following fixes:
- Turn off 802.11n on your AirPort Extreme router.
- Turn off the guest network on your AirPort Extreme router.
- Change the DNS settings in your iPhone settings for that router to OpenDNS settings of 22.214.171.124, 126.96.36.199 or Google’s DNS settings of 188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206\n- Turn off auto brightness or, if your brightness is on the lowest setting, move it up some (weird idea if you ask me)
- Reset network settings in you Settings App > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.
Let us know in the comments if you’re having problems and if any of the above worked for you or if you have another fix.